In case you didn’t know, Philadelphia has a vibrant art scene. Check it out for yourself this Friday night, on First Friday! On the first Friday evening of every month, the streets of Old City fill with art lovers of all kinds who wander among the neighborhood’s 40-plus galleries, most of them open from 5 until 9 p.m. Most galleries can be found between Front and Third and Market and Vine Streets.
Started in 1991 by a group of galleries as a collaborative open house evening, First Fridays grew quickly into one of Philly’s most vital, signature cultural events. Old City’s historic commercial buildings have fostered a SoHo-like cultural ambience with the densest network of galleries in the city. And when you’re done at the galleries, stay in Old City for some great dining and nightlife at some of their fantastic restaurants, bars, lounges and cafes… all close to home, when you live at The Residences at Dockside!